Always wondered what would have happened in the Pacific if the Mustang had shown up much earlier. What if the P-51D had been used by the American Volunteer Group and a new plane showed up in China for the group? Going to use the Dragon 1/32 kit dressed in Flying Tigers colors, Chuck Older's aircraft, and in a departure from most of my builds, will be strictly OOB.
Just getting started on the cockpit detail. Ohhh so different from the Tamiya kit! The engine is the bare minimum I think is needed to get the prop and all installed since I'll keep the cowls buttoned up.
Using the PE instrument panel as I just could not figure out how to use the clear plastic piece. But FIFTEEN separate decals!!
Painted the bottom a variation of the British Sky Blue.
On the wing top I've put down the Earth Brown, currently showing some initial weathering (maybe a hastily applied paint job before the plane was dispatched to China?)
Will be VERY interesting trying to fit the P-40 sharks mouth onto the P-51 tho.
Hoping to finish this up before the end of August.
Edited by CANicoll, 20 July 2015 - 12:46 PM.